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Letter: A couple of points to raise about sport.

Byline: LAWRENCE GLASS

Dear Editor, I write as an ignoramus on the world of sport, but even so I feel that a few comments upon the subject would not be out of place.

Take the not-so-beautiful game of football for instance: millions of pounds spent on the purchase of second-hand players with little more concern than buying a tube of Smarties, but should they lose a couple of games, then the over-paid gumchewing manager is usually given the order of the proverbial boot.

This fails to take into account two very important aspects of the game: the manager was not even playing, and the other team probably had better players.

Now boxing, a 'noble art' in which the objective of opponents is to inflict injury on each other. Not unlike a human form of dog fighting, spectator approval is usually proportionate to the quantity of blood on the canvas.

Shouldn't we ban the only sport in which the aim is to hurt? Over the past 40 years of so, many boxers have died as a direct result of injuries from this 'sport'.

LAWRENCE GLASS

Harborne
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 26, 2008
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